A Little article floating around about Cdrwin 5! The whole CDRwin story since the birth of this “famous” program is very funny indeed! Mr. Jeff Arnold, a regular Unix/linux forums community developer/visitor decided at some time to make some $$$ out of Windows users and introduced its beauty, CDRwin. The program was a smash hit because the burning engine was extremely stable, in contrast with the “opposition” of that time (EZCD Annihilator). No wonder how mr. Arnold managed it so well, in fact he just STOLE the whole sourcecode Joerg Schilling wrote for cdrecord. The whole mikisofs/cdrecord/cdrtools project is open source of course, but it is NOT meant to be modified and used in a COMMERCIAL program under any circumstances! Mr. Arnold actually NEVER managed to put real RAW capabilities in his program, RAW images could be burned by just a bunch of recorders, while most would fail- and his so called RAW mode within CDRWin is a FAKE! So when things went tough and he had to introduce REAL RAW abilities in his proggy (you know how the open market rules are alike… meet the competition, and make profits- or die!), he adopted the Padus device interface and a good part of its burning engine… His company was in close ties with Padus, and now I guess the best part of his income goes there too. The new CDRWin version is: 1. A lame Daemon Tools variant, obviously also licenced by Padus (or he just stole the Daemon code as well?- who knows…). 2. The worst cover editor money can buy- dissatisfaction guaranteed. 3. A new GUI to replace the old ultra-simplistic one… that is not bad in itself, what’s bad is that the new one sux bigtime and is way worse than the old one of the 3.X and 4.X versions. 4. Mr. Arnold has no real idea how the Padus engine works (why should he, anyway…), and so MOST advanced features of CDRwin 3.X and 4.X are GONE! Now if you insist trying this proggy do it, but you have been WARNED!"